Requirements for Majors


Within each of these programs of study, either a graduate school preparation track (pre-professional) or an applied track (community or human services) designed to provide preparation for beginning jobs, can be chosen. Each course of study can be taken either as Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours:
  • Core Courses (21 hours):
  • PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
  • KINE 1306 First Aid and Safety
  • SOCI 2301 Marriage and the Family
  • PSYC 3331 Child Growth and Development
  • PSYC/SOCI 3307 Seminar in Moral, Ethical and Religious Issues
  • EDUC 3353 Special Education
  • PSYC/SOCI 4350 Practicum in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Support Courses (15 hours from the following):
  • EDUC 3305 Visual Arts and Motor Skills in the Elementary Classroom
  • EDUC 3323 Classroom Management and Effective Teaching Strategies
  • EDUC 3354 Mild/ Moderate Disabilities
  • EDUC 3355 Severe/Profound Disabilitie
  • FNAT 3302 Theatre Arts and Music in the Elementary Classroom
  • KINE 2309 Teaching K-5 Physical Education
  • PSYC 3302 Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling
  • READ 3316 Pre-Literacy Development
  • READ 3317 Reading Theory and Practice in the Elementary School
  • READ 3364 Children’s Literature for the Elementary School
  • RLGN 3325 Children’s MinistrY

 

PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of thirty-one (31) semester hours:
  • Core (15 hours):
  • PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2332 Introduction to Research Methods
  • PSYC 3307 Seminar in Moral, Ethical, and Religious Issues
  • PSYC 3367 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 4304 Abnormal Psychology

Select one of the following Concentrations:

Concentration in Pre-Professional Psychology

  • Sixteen (16) hours:
  • PSYC 3132 Linking Research and Writing
  • PSYC 3303 Neuropsychology
  • PSYC 3310 Advanced Research Design and Data Analysis
  • PSYC 4307 History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSYC 4332 Social/Experimental Research
  • Three (3) hours from the following:
  • PSYC 3331 Child Growth and Development
  • PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology

Concentration in Community Psychology

  • Sixteen (16) hours:
  • PSYC 2304 Social Problems
  • PSYC 3304 Behavior Modification
  • PSYC 4369 Workplace Psychology
  • PSYC 4331 Applied Social Research I
  • PSYC 4131 Applied Social Research II
  • Three (3) hours from the following:
  • PSYC 3331 Child Growth and Development
  • PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology

Concentration in Community Psychology

  • Sixteen (16) hours
  • PSYC 2304 Social Problems
  • PSYC 3151 Service Learning
  • PSYC 3304 Behavior Modification
  • PSYC 4350 Practicum in the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 4369 Workplace Psychology
  • Three (3) hours from the following:
  • PSYC 3331 Child Growth and Development
  • PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology


SOCIOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Completion of thirty-one (31) semester hours:
Core (15 hours):

  • SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 2304 Social Problems
  • SOCI 2332 Introduction to Research Methods
  • SOCI 3307 Seminar in Moral, Ethical, and Religious Issues
  • SOCI 4301 Sociological Theory

Select one of the following Concentrations:

Concentration in Pre-Professional Sociology

  • Sixteen (16) hours:
  • SOCI 3132 Linking Research and Writing
  • SOCI 3310 Advanced Research and Data Analysis
  • SOCI 4332 Social/Experimental Research
  • Electives nine (9) hours in Sociology approved by the advisor

Concentration in Human Services

  • Sixteen (16) hours:
  • SOCI 3364 Introduction to Human Services
  • SOCI 3309 Minority Groups
  • SOCI 3369 Group Dynamics
  • SOCI 3151 Service Learning
  • SOCI 4350 Practicum in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Additional three (3) hours in sociology approved by the advisor

Requirements for Minors


Counseling Minor Requirements 

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
PSYC 3301 Dynamics of Counseling
PSYC 3302 Marriage & Family Counseling
PSYC 3337 Counseling Methods
PSYC 3305 Human Sexuality
PSYC 3306 Theories of Personality OR PSYC 3369 Group Dynamics
PSYC 4301 Psychological Assessment

Faith Development Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
SOCI 3362 Sociology of Religion
PSYC 3360 Psychology of Religion
SOCI/PSYC 3340 Death & Dying
PSYC 3301 Dynamics of Counseling OR PSYC 3302 Marriage & Family Counseling
PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology OR PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 3306 Theories of Personality

Family Studies Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
SOCI 2301 Marriage & the Family
PSYC 3302 Marriage & Family Counseling
PSYC 3305 Human Sexuality
PSYC 3331 Child Growth & Development
PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology

Psychology Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
Fifteen (15) semester hours of advanced electives in psychology.

Sociology Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 4301 Sociological Theory
Electives in sociology to total eighteen (18) semester hours, at least nine (9) advanced, approved
by the advisor.